Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 59
 
 
 
 
59%
39 20 0 0
  Nay 30
 
 
 
 
30%
14 14 1 1
Not Voting 11
 
 
 
 
11%
7 4 0 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

“Aye” and “Yea” mean the same thing, and so do “No” and “Nay”. Congress uses different words in different sorts of votes.

The U.S. Constitution says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). Congress takes this literally and uses “yea” and “nay” when voting on the final passage of bills.

All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.